Kansas Jayhawks vs. Eastern Washington Eagles NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 20, 2021

An opening-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 3-seed Kansas Jayhawks (20-8) hit the court as a 10.5-point favorite against the No. 14 seed Eastern Washington Eagles (16-7) on Saturday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The matchup tips off at 1:15 PM ET on TBS. Here’s what you need to know about this 3-14 matchup before filling out your brackets.

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Kansas vs Eastern Washington Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Kansas -10.5 -110 -110 147 -108 -112 -628 450

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Point Total Insights

  • In six of its 28 games this season (21.4%), Kansas and its opponents have gone over the current over/under of 147.
  • In 11 of 23 (47.8%) Eastern Washington games this season, the total points scored elevated above Saturday’s 147 over/under.
  • The two teams combine to average 151.1 points per game, 4.1 more than the total in this contest.
  • The 73.1 points the Jayhawks average per game are just 3.7 more points than the Eagles allow (69.4).
  • The Eagles put up an average of 78 points per game, 12.2 more points than the 65.8 the Jayhawks give up to opponents.
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    Kansas Betting Data

  • Kansas has been good against the spread this season, posting a 16-9 record.
  • When favored by at least 10.5 points, the Jayhawks have fared well against the spread, compiling a 5-2 record.
  • Jayhawks games have played to the total or above 0 times in 25 games this season.
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    Kansas Leaders

    Jayhawks Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Jalen Wilson 16 12.0 8.4 1.5 0.4 0.4 1.2
    Christian Braun 16 9.9 6.2 1.5 1.1 0.3 1.6
    Marcus Garrett 16 9.6 4.6 4.1 1.9 0.3 0.4
    Mitch Lightfoot 16 4.2 2.6 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.1
    Tristan Enaruna 14 2.9 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.1 0.1

    Eastern Washington Betting Data

  • The Eagles have a winning record against the spread, going 14-8 ATS (covering 63.6% of the time).
  • When they are at least 10.5-point underdogs, the Eagles have not fared well, going 2-3 against the spread.
  • Eastern Washington has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 4.5% of matchups this year (1 out of 22 opportunities).
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    Eastern Washington Leaders

    Eagles Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Tanner Groves 12 15.7 8.7 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.8
    Tyler Robertson 11 10.5 3.4 2.8 0.7 0.1 1.4
    Jacob Davison 12 9.7 2.7 1.7 0.8 0.5 1.1
    Jacob Groves 12 9.7 4.3 0.8 0.6 0.1 0.6
    Casson Rouse 7 5.4 1.9 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.7
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